Come and join us at Calthorpe Park on Sunday 20 August from 12pm for a taster of all things cycling in Birmingham at the new Let’s Ride Pop-up.
Let’s Ride Pop-up is a free monthly event which gives you the chance to ride a traffic-free cycle circuit as many times as you want, at a pace that suits you.
For those wanting to take things up a gear, British Cycling Go-Ride coaches will also be available to help you improve your cycling skills, and local Ride Leaders and Breeze Champions will be there to tell you more about other cycling opportunities in Birmingham with HSBC UK Guided Rides and HSBC UK Breeze.
Well done to all the Women and girls who took part in our Big Sleuth This Girl Can event on Sunday 13th August – don’t forget to send us your comments to be in with a chance to win £50 of Love2Shop Gift voucher. Click here to give your feedback
Some Interesting things you told us in the Spring 2016 Wellbeing Survey
Health and happiness
Around 30% of people said they don’t feel that healthy and that they’re not that happy.
However, when we looked at the relationship between happy people and healthy people, we found that 84% of those who said they felt healthy also said they were happy.
So it looks like if you want to be happier being healthier may help and doing any sort of physical activity will help you be healthier,
When we looked at the relationship between happy people and the activity they actually do there were some clear winners!
- 1st Walking the dog or Group Fitness Classes
- 2nd Playing with children or swimming
- 3rd Running or gardening
The good news is that 60% of everyone we spoke to said they want to do more physical exercise – which is great!
When asked what they’d like to do, some clear favourites emerged:
- 16% go for a swim
- 12% go to the gym, attend a fitness session or group class
- 11% go for a walk
- 10% go cycling
- 9% have a dance
- 7% go for a run or jog
Use of parks
Many of these activities you can do yourself in your local park and it looks like using your local park has a very positive link with your health and happiness.
- 41% of panellists who use parks rate their health as good or very good vs only 25% for those who don’t use parks
- 26% of those who use parks are very happy (score 9 or 10 for happiness rating) vs 17% from those who don’t use parks
So if you want to stay healthy and feel good why not visit your local park or Wellbeing Centre where we offer access to facilities and sessions free of charge as part of the Be Active scheme. Please follow the links below.
Are you looking for help and support for your free activity day? We may be able to help
Get Together…..Feel Better…..Run Birmingham
Come along and join in – every one is welcome
2km or 5km run, jog or walk ideal for all ages and abilities – FREE weekly activity.
Wednesday’s 9.30 – 10.30am at Aston Park, Trinity Road, Aston. B6 6JD
For more information please contact us:
To register for your free wrist band for Great Local Runs please visit www.grearrunlocal.org/register
Meet at the play area Farnborough Fields
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear—bring a drink!